Real ID Act Passes House
USACM’s David Padgham has a good post on House Judiciary Committee Chairman James Sensenbrenner’s “Real ID Act,” a bill inteded to disrupt terrorist travel and bolster U.S. border security.
Among privacy and civil liberties advocates, the bill has renewed worries about the development of a national identification system. Indeed, critics of the bill assert that implementing the standards and information sharing compacts would amount to a de facto national ID card. Supporters of the bill contend that the bill is needed to address a number of vulnerabilities in border and homeland security efforts.
ACM has more info on national ID’s here.
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